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The Impetus for Investing in Biodiversity

Why funding nature makes financial sense, now more than ever

Before I went to college, I worked for a spider taxonomist for a summer. By most standards, it was a peculiar, if not unpleasant, species group to be working with. I wasn’t necessarily the biggest fan of creepy crawlies before this undertaking, but my boss then brought a special magic to the experience that made me utterly fall in love with them. “Look at the shape of that carapace!” he’d exclaim, and I’d look, and it’d be beautiful, and unlike anything I’d ever seen before. I think spiders became for me then what species groups like birds, corals, butterflies, and…
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Rachel Ashton Lim is a consultant at Silverstrand Capital, a Singapore-based family office which invests in biodiversity and the regenerative economy. She is passionate about restorative justice, environmental protection, and in the innovative, intersectional solutions which can enable wide-scale systems change. Her work includes project due dilligence, portfolio management, and ... Read more
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